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Compassion Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Compassion Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Related topics: Inspirational Spiritual Values Live-By Government Political Unity Oneness Peace

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

 

Our compassion and acts of selflessness
take us to the deeper truths.
- Amma

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor


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If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.
Do you know your next door neighbor?
- Mother Teresa

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
- Anne Frank

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.
- Albert Einstein

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You can give without loving,
but you can never love without giving.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The purpose of human life is to serve,
and to show compassion and the will to help others.
- Albert Schweitzer

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys
the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist,
and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

With courage, you will dare to take risks,
have the strength to be compassionate,
and the wisdom to be humble.
Courage is the foundation of integrity.
- Keshavan Nair

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

If you wish to experience peace,
provide peace for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We must use time wisely and forever realize
that the time is always ripe to do right.
- Nelson Mandela

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

Nobody cares how much you know,
until they know how much you care.
- attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, among others,
but probably earlier and anonymous

No one has ever become poor by giving.
- Anne Frank

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't
appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis,
but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
- Mother Teresa

Whosoever is spared personal pain
must feel himself called
to help in diminishing the pain of others.
We must all carry our share of
the misery which lies upon the world.
- Albert Schweitzer

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We think sometimes that poverty is only
being hungry, naked and homeless.
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and
uncared for is the greatest poverty.
We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
- Mother Teresa

Where there is charity and wisdom,
there is neither fear nor ignorance.
- St. Francis of Assisi

I have always found that mercy bears
richer fruits than strict justice.
- Abraham Lincoln

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

Nurturing is not complex.
It's simply being tuned in to the thing or person before you
and offering small gestures toward what it needs at that time.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded.
It's a relationship between equals.
Only when we know our own darkness well
can we be present with the darkness of others.
Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron

I teach one thing and one only:
that is, suffering and the end of suffering.
- The Buddha

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.
- Mother Teresa

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that
it is better for hard words to be on paper
than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
- Anne Frank

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

The success of love is in the loving -
it is not in the result of loving.
Of course it is natural in love
to want the best for the other person,
but whether it turns out that way or not
does not determine the value of what we have done.
- Mother Teresa

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
- Joseph Joubert

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Be kind whenever possible; and it is always possible.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people
is that they trigger confusion in us
that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with.
To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves,
we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.
- Pema Chodron

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know even one life has
breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

Compassion is the universal standard of moral living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A Happy Day is a day I see all of life
with the eyes of compassion.
- Rory J. Corsiglia

The smallest act of kindness
is worth more than the grandest intention.
- Oscar Wilde

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe
others to be imperfect and try to change them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teresa


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